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Just wondering if anyone here suffers from Borderline Personality Disorder? How do you cope with it while raising your child? I fear I am damaging my son with my disorder.


Posted by Melanie, 23rd September 2015


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  • No, I am not a sufferer. Totally understand your concerns about possibly damaging your son though. At least you are aware of that chance so you can keep a check on yourself, to an extent


  • I am sorry you are suffering from this , my youngest brother told me he wasn’t sure if his wife was as she had a couple of rages in front of our mother which scared us as well, so this year decided not to come to our gathering . The best thing to do first is help yourself by talking to a doctor who understands this disorder and hopefully find treatment for you . In the meantime , try and get a balanced life, perhaps know when you are triggered and see if you can find a technique to help you ( which I’m sure a psychologist can help with ) . Maybe tell your son that you are not well and you are going to seek help, that way he knows that it is temporary and doing something about it . Take care .


  • No I don’t, it must make life and parenting so much harder for you then for the rest of us


  • Stay strong and praise yourself – raising kids is tough. If you do feel things are getting beyond your control seek help. You have acknowledged it & obviously now your own limits.


  • i am glad that you acknowledge it and talked about it on here to let others know that they are not alone.


  • Pleasure Melanie – Wishing you the very best! :) You are not alone.


  • Thanks for your input mums. I appreciate it. :)


  • Plenty of people live with disorders and are good parents too. Getting support is important and families can thrive with support.


  • I’m glad your worried & im sure there is a support group you can tap into somewhere that can help you. You should also be under the care of a Dr who should know where to direct you to get resources to help you both. It’s amazing how as a mum your protective side kicks in.


  • I wondered what bpd was. I’m not sure exactly what it is, but I’m sure if you were a possible danger to your child, someone would step up and say something. I would hope so anyway


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